A survivor amongst dereliction

Photo of 2 Pelham Street, North Laine

I really like this building because it’s a survivor. It’s survived in Pelham Street. North, East and West of here is like dereliction – there are car parks and bulldozed areas, and an old school playground… and this one little house, no 2 (there are only two houses in the street) has survived.

It’s quite an early house, probably about 1830. It’s made of Brighton beach materials and local bricks, and it’s a surviving example of what was a style prevalent across Brighton.

Comments about this page

  • I have always felt the same about this house.

    By Anne Tomsett (21/07/2004)
  • I was thrilled to get onto this site. Thank you. I am doing my family tree and I have discovered that my grandparents, who I never knew, lived at 4 Pelham Street. Can you give any info on this?

    By Lorraine Lawrence (12/04/2006)
  • I am researching my family tree, and like Lorraine above I have never met my 2xgreat grandparents that I have found out lived at 5 Pelham Street. Their surname was Clark. If anyone has any information on them I would be over the moon! Thank you

    By Sian (14/01/2011)
  • Lorraine, my grandad lived at 4 Pelham Street when he lived with his parents. What was your grandparents surname?

    By Suzi (18/07/2020)
  • I lived at No7 from 1948 to 1961.

    By Dave Bran (13/06/2022)

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